— Intimacy, addiction and exercise are just a few of the topics at this year’s Vital Aging Conference, which tackles what it means to Disrupt Aging. “Disrupt Aging is a call to shape the future of aging,” said Elaine Freisen-Strang, AARP Oregon State President. “We do this by challenging outdated beliefs about it means to age and it’s about sparking new solutions so we can all choose how we live as we age.” Saturday’s event will highlight different ways to challenge …

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— AARP Arizona is proud to sponsor KJZZ State of Aging in the Valley series.  We applaud the efforts KJZZ is doing to provide its listeners and Arizona’s community in general more resources and tools for more than 804,000 Arizona’s caregivers. Arizona has long been a destination for older Americans with its pristine retirement communities. But aging in America isn’t what it used to be. It’s expensive and sometimes isolating. This series aims to explore the reality of an aging society. …

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— Arizona is dedicated to ensuring those who are living with or affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias have the care and support they need.  As a proud partner of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Task Force, AARP invites you to read the state plan and its calls to action.  The Arizona Alzheimer’s Task Force, in alignment with the State Plan on Aging, is intended to bring together a wide range of public and private stakeholders throughout the State to address the …

— Executive Council Member Pam McComas decided that growing older didn’t mean putting aside new dreams and challenges.  Here is her story of her summit of the Grand Teton this summer, with plans to do more: I don’t really know what it means to age gracefully. I started rock climbing on my 59th birthday and was hooked. At 60 I climbed a 1000 foot peak in the Wind Rivers. Honestly, I climb BIG mountains with friends half my age and, with …

— AARP is all about empowering people to choose how they live as they age. We are thrilled to be part of Denver Startup Week to interact with the region’s tech innovators and explore how tech can help improve our lives. Did you know that 50-plus people in Colorado generate $134.9 billion in economic activity? And that overall across the U.S. this demographic of 111 million people generates $7.6 trillion in economic activity? This trillion dollar number represents the sum of …

— August 9 & 10, 2017 Holiday Inn Valley View: 3315 Ordway Dr., NW Roanoke, VA Cost:   Tangles-$25.00, Hoarding Workshop-$25.00, $40.00 for both events Register Online Today! Registration closes, Friday, August 4, 2017. Lunch and continental breakfast included for August 10 workshop.       Wednesday, August 9 – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. TANGLES – a play by The New Theater of Medicine, Washington, DC One Disease, One Family, One Night. TANGLES, an innovative musical play formed through the collaboration of health …

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— New scorecard ranks Kentucky 50th in helping care for a growing populations of Kentuckians aging and living with disabilities.  Report calls for change in the pace to meet growing needs and shifting demographic demands. Picking Up the Pace of Change: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers – the third in a series of reports—ranks each state overall and on 25 specific indicators in five key dimensions: affordability and …

— Greetings one and all… This morning I am particularly thankful for my home, my family, and my life. I’m not surprised. Gratitude often grows in the aftermath of adversity—one of the blessings to be embraced following challenging times in life. No doubt, the past 4 months have certainly been challenging for my family and me. In addition to a nonstop schedule of presentations and events, two of our beloved cats recently died of renal failure following months of intensive care. …

— AARP Virginia is exciting to invite people age 50+ from across Hampton Roads for the 21st Annual Healthy Living Conference! The event will be held at the King of Glory Lutheran Church, located on 4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188, on April 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Attendees of this free event will learn smart strategies for healthy aging. Topics will include: Keynote Speaker Dr. Joan Vernikos, Author of “Sitting Kills, Moving Heals” Overcoming the Aches and Pains …

—   Join us for Virginia’s first statewide, faith-based conference on aging! March 14, 2017 From 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Lynchburg College 1501 Lakeside Drive Lynchburg, VA 24503 This conference will address opportunities related to an aging congregation, and will present ideas about meeting the needs of older members, including those with dementia, inside and outside the walls of our faith communities. Presented by the Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College and Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc. Make sure to …